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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Tara Schleifer
A "fetal pain" bill that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in most cases failed to clear a key Senate committee hurdle Thursday — a day after the full body passed a measure that would require all women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion.
"Families facing these circumstances will be blindsided at 20 weeks," she told the committee. "Terminating is honestly the last thing that I wanted to do."
Her voice breaking, she told the wrenching story of her decision to terminate a pregnancy after tests revealed her unborn child would be born with mental disabilities.